It was one of those games that, years from now, many more will claim to have been there than the 37,000 actually in attendance. For Royals fans, it produced one of those rare ‘where were you moments’ that mark those unique moments in life which never seem to fade in the mind’s eye.
I know that it makes sense to play football on an all-weather surface these days, but what a joy it is to still see and smell a perfect grass field like the one at Iowa State--Kentucky Bluegrass, closely cropped and hardy enough that after an entire game it looked as if no one has used it at all.
The bad news: with just 72 homers, the Royals have the worst power numbers in baseball and are 40 jacks behind the American League average per team. The good news: with three homers today, the Royals have 14 in their 13 games, a stretch that’s seen them go 12-2.
The Royals are four games over .500 and just a game and a half back in the Wild Card, their high water mark came in Detroit, in the midst of that ten game win streak when they got to seven games over .500. That’s the good news—the bad is that they took two of three from the best team in baseball, one the road and still lost a game in the division as the Tigers swept Colorado.
Joakim Soria may end up being a good thing for the backend of the Tiger’s bullpen, but his line on Tuesday was frightful. In order: Single, Double, Home Run, Home Run, Groundout, single, single…exasperation.